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Communications and Media Officer (Senior Electorate Officer)

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Organisation : The Office of Jamie Parker, Member for Balmain

Location : Sydney (Glebe)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Government

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : Salary $81,760 pa - $89,905 pa (subject to approval by parliamentary officers), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Application Closing Date : 20 Nov, 2017

About the Role

The Communications and Media Officer will be the key strategic advisor to the Member, including political strategy on areas of portfolio responsibility, advising on and negotiating communications, media and other strategies and issues relevant to the electorate.

Key responsibilities include

Communications and media

• Develop and execute a public narrative strategy for all Member communications and ensure messaging guidelines are adhered to across all communications channels;

• Develop and implement media strategies and identify and pursue proactive and reactive media opportunities • Write and edit Member outreach materials

• Project manage design, printing and distribution of community engagement collateral;

• Produce digital content for Member’s website and social media channels and provide advice to the Member on strategies for better online engagement;

• Provide creative direction on Member outreach materials


• Research policy and provide information and advice to the Member on a broad range of policy issues relating to the Balmain electorate and statewide policy matters

• Remain informed on local concerns and issues

Community engagement

• Proactively identify opportunities for new community campaigns and engagement

• Devise and oversee execution of a community engagement strategy

• Build and manage relationships with supporters, members, volunteers and allies

Selection Criteria

• Excellent writing skills including the ability to prepare correspondence, briefing notes, submissions, speeches, newsletters and media releases

• Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with community stakeholder groups, government and non-government organisations and the media

• Proven track record in media and policy work;

• Demonstrated online communications and community engagement skills including content creation and administration, website management and social media engagement

• Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work to tight deadlines in a dynamic environment

• Capacity to comprehend complex issues, think strategically and adapt to changing circumstances, and demonstrated sound political judgement

• Excellent computer skills across all Microsoft Office platforms, social media platforms, database packages and internet and email programs

• Demonstrated superior organisational skills, strong attention to detail, capacity to exercise judgement and ability to work both individually and within a team environment

• A respect for sensitive and confidential information

• Enthusiasm, initiative and ability to work effectively and amicably under pressure

Experience/Knowledge/Personal Qualities (desirable)

• Detailed knowledge of and commitment to the policies and principles of The Greens NSW

• Experience of working with, or in a political organisation

• An interest in, and thorough understanding of, the NSW political context

• Graphic design skills and video editing skills

• Relevant tertiary qualification

• Experience in community organising and campaigning in a political, community or environmental organisation

• Online communications and campaigns skills including content creation and administration, website management and social media engagement

• Experience with customer relationship management databases.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Office of Jamie Parker, Member for Balmain
Jamie is the state member of the NSW Parliament for the electorate of Balmain.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Sharon Butt, Senior Electorate Officer

Phone : 02 96607586

Email : sharon.butt@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Communications and Media Officer (Senior Electorate Officer) via Pro Bono Australia.


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